Samsung produces a number of products from kitchen appliances to PCs but it was the company’s mobile division that made the most headlines in 2012.
The Korea-based company dominated the mobile phone space, introducing several new Galaxy devices throughout the year. But it couldn’t shake one its biggest rivals, Manzana, which proved to be a worthy opponent in the courtroom and in stores.
Todavía, despite all the hysteria surrounding the launch of the iPhone 5 y Microsoft Internet Explorer Mini iPad, it was Samsung and its Android-heavy lineup of devices like the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II that were the really mobile winners in 2012. Those two smartphones were only introduced in the second half of the year and they have already sold at least 30 millón y Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 millón mundial, respectivamente.
Samsung didn’t fare as well in court, sin embargo. Though it nabbed a few patent victories here and there in its battle with Cupertino, it suffered a huge setback in August when a California jury handed down a $1.05 billion judgment; Samsung is appealing.
The Galaxy Train Steamrolls the Competition
The year opened with some hands-on time with the huge, 5-inch Galaxy Note “phablet” at CES. Samsung unveiled the massive smartphone/tablet at IFA several months before, and PCMag was a tad skeptical that it could succeed. But by March, Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note had been snapped up por 5 million consumers.
In late April, Samsung unveiled its new Exynos Quad 4 chip, which it said would power the next-generation of Galaxy devices. That included the much-anticipated Galaxy S III , que Samsung showed off during a London press event in May. It hit Europe later that month and the U.S. en junio. It has been released for all major U.S. carriers and sold at least 30 million units worldwide.
One hit smartphone was not enough, sin embargo, and Samsung followed up with the Galaxy Note II, which was even bigger than its predecessor at 5.3 pulgadas. Despite its almost comically large size, shoppers were intrigued by the gadget and its built-in stylus, snapping up more than 5 million by the end of November.
Samsung also released the Nota Galaxy 10.1 tableta, which included a split-screen mode, and the Android-based Galaxy Camera. The company will also try its hand at the Windows Phone platform with the Ativ S smartphone.
We’re already hearing rumblings about a Galaxy S IV, which could make an appearance at February’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, así que estad atentos.
Patent Showdown at the Cupertino Corral
But despite all of Samsung’s successes with its Galaxy lineup this year, the company spent a good chunk of its time (y el dinero) battling Apple over patents.
The two companies have been battling since April 2011, when Apple sued Samsung for “slavishly” copying the look and feel of the iPhone and iPad with its Galaxy lineup of devices. For the first half of 2012, there were a number of headlines about wins and losses in Alemán y Microsoft Internet Explorer Dutch courts, but things really got rolling when Apple and Samsung faced off against a jury in a California courtroom this summer.
Following several weeks of sometimes intense and sometimes boring testimony, the jury gave Apple an early Christmas present in the form of a $1.05 billion judgment. The jury did, sin embargo, find that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s iPad design patent, so the judge lifted a ban en el Galaxy Tab 10.1 en la U.S.
That’s not the end of it, por supuesto. Samsung is appealing and the two companies have another, very similar case in the same court that will go to trial in 2014. Just last week, mientras tanto, Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung’s request for a new trial over juror misconduct and shot down Apple’s injunction demands.
Samsung did score a small victory in the U.K., when a court there required Apple to state publicly on its website and in newspaper ads that Samsung did not copy the iPad with its Galaxy tablets. An initial post on the Apple website did not satisfy the court, and Apple was forced to update su “noncompliant” mensaje.
While it might seem like Apple is the bad guy here since it started things, Samsung hasn’t gotten off with some scrutiny of its own. Semana pasada, the European Commission accused Samsung of patent abuse by not offering Apple fair and reasonable licensing terms for its 3G patents. The patents are considered “essential” for the operation of today’s most popular gadgets and Samsung, por lo tanto, has an obligation to license them at a fair price, but Apple claims Samsung is asking for too much. Samsung, naturalmente, disagrees. Samsung now has a chance to respond to the EU’s charges and the commission will then decide what, si cualquier, action to take.
Battling for the Smartphone Crown
Many of the Samsung-related headlines this year, mientras tanto, touched on Samsung’s domination of the mobile phone market. The success of the Galaxy lineup even helped Samsung best Nokia, which had been the biggest phone maker for the last 14 años.
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LG Display has fired back at Samsung in the ongoing patent skirmish between the two Korean companies.
An injunction filed today by LG seeks to ban Samsung’s
Nota Galaxy 10.1 in Korea based on allegations that the
tableta ‘s display panel violates certain LG patents. LG said it filed the suit over Samsung’s use of OLED displays, according to Dow Jones Newswires.
The patents in question are related to the viewing technology used in OLED displays, which helps people better see the screen from any angle. In addition to halting sales of the Galaxy Note, LG is also looking for damages of 1 billion won ($933,000) each day in the event of “continued non-compliance,” Dow Jones added.
This suit marks the latest action in the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) patent wars between the two display manufacturers.
En septiembre, LG filed a patent lawsuit against Samsung, claiming infringement of seven of its OLED patents. Alleging that Samsung violated the design, driver circuitry, and device design of its OLED panels, that suit wanted an an unspecified amount in damages and a permanent ban on five products, including the Galaxy S3 phone, el Galaxy Tab 7.7 tableta, and the smaller Galaxy Note.
En noviembre, Samsung retaliated by filing its own suit against LG seeking to invalidate the patents in question on the grounds that they “lack innovation.”
The bad blood between the two goes back even further.
A principios de este año, 11 current and former Samsung Mobile employees were arrested on charges that they allegedly stole and leaked details to LG about a Samsung AMOLED TV. Six of LG’s own workers were also reportedly involved in the theft.
As Korea’s top two display manufacturers, LG and Samsung have been jockeying for dominant market share, especially in the area of OLED panels, which are used for smartphones, tabletas, and TVs.
Shim Jaeboo, a Samsung Display vice president, told Dow Jones that his company did not infringe on LG’s patents and that it will respond to “unjustified claims” made by LG.
CNET contacted both LG and Samsung for comment and will update the story if we receive any information.
) is reportedly building an all-new smartphone platform to
compete more effectively in the mobile device market. Conforme
, the company will unveil the platform — along with new Atom
processors designed for lower power consumption — al 2013
Mobile World Congress en Barcelona, España. The event is scheduled
to take place at the end of February.
If this report is accurate, Intel’s announcement will come
around the same time that Samsung is expected to unveil the
Galaxy S IV. The South Korean manufacturer was expected to
introduce the new phone a little sooner, but Samsung quashed that
rumor when it jumped ahead and unveiled the
semana pasada. The Grand runs the latest version of Google (NASDAQ:
) Android and includes a five-inch display. Many speculate that
the Galaxy S IV will feature a screen that is even bigger, aunque
not as big as the Galaxy Note 2, which contains a 5.5-inch
) — which uses Intel chips in the iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook
Pro, Mac Mini and other computers — is rumored to be developing
an iPhone upgrade for an early spring 2013 liberar. El dispositivo,
which many suspect will be called the iPhone 5S, could be
unveiled in March.
Intel has had its eye on the smartphone market for some time.
The company is famous for manufacturing the Pentium, Celeron,
Core Duo and Core i7 brands, which have helped Intel to become
the world’s largest chipmaker.
Despite its size and massive revenue (aproximadamente
$50 millones de dólares
annually), Intel is losing ground. It has learned that PCs –
desktops, notebooks and other forms — may not be the future. Si
Intel is to maintain its spot at the top, it must build a
successful platform for the devices that stand to replace PCs:
teléfonos inteligentes y tabletas.
Intel attempted to cash in on the mobile market when it
developed Medfield, a mobile platform used by Motorola, Lenovo
and a handful of other manufacturers. Thus far, none of the
Medfield-powered smartphones have produced a runaway success
historia. Instead of hearing more about Motorola’s RAZR I, los inversores
have been bombarded with reports of
low shipment volumes
that the Medfield X86 chips did not initially support 4G LTE. La
prevented multiple Android apps
from running, including Google Chrome.
These results could be very troubling to smartphone makers
that are concerned with 4G LTE and/or Android app
Shares of Intel are down nearly 16 percent year-to-date.
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(Foto : Samsung) El Samsung Galaxy Note 2 ya luce una pantalla de 5.55 pulgadas. Samsung y otras empresas están pensando en hacer aún más grandes en smartphones 2013
Empresas Smartphone, especialmente los teléfonos Android fabricación, están comenzando a subirse al “más grande es mejor” carro después del éxito inicial de la Nota de Samsung Galaxy original demostró que hay por ahí que los clientes disfrutan de enormes pantallas. Mientras que 2012 nos dio la Nota 5.55 pulgadas Samsung Galaxy 2, 2013 nos dará nuestra primera muestra de 6-pulgadas teléfonos inteligentes con la Nota de Samsung Galaxy 3 y Huawei Ascend mate.
El Samsung Galaxy Note 3 se rumorea que está empujando el conjunto tamaño de la pantalla por sus predecesores, el Galaxy Note y Galaxy Note 2 mediante la utilización de una pantalla de 6,3 pulgadas que se espera que se vea 1080p. No hay otros detalles son conocidos, aunque existe una pequeña posibilidad de Samsung podría utilizar flexibles, pantallas irrompibles para el Galaxy Note 3.
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El Mate Huawei Ascend hará su debut oficial en el CES 2013 en enero, pero vicepresidente de Huawei, Yu Chengdong, recientemente sacó un compañero Ascend mostrar a una multitud en una tienda de Huawei.
Resulta que el Mate Ascend se viene con una pantalla de 1080p de 6.1 pulgadas con 316 píxeles por pulgada y un procesador de 1,8 GHz de cuatro núcleos. Para alimentar esa pantalla enorme y poderoso procesador de Huawei se está pegando una batería mAh 4000 en el Mate Ascend. El phablet también será bastante grande, medición de 9,6 mm de espesor.
Mientras más espacio en la pantalla es grande en los ojos, hay muchos consumidores para los cuales un smartphone de 6 pulgadas es simplemente difícil de manejar y consumir espacio. Mucha gente tiene bolsillos para albergar dichos dispositivos de gran tamaño, pero también hay un montón de gente que no lo hacen, y esperemos que en su afán de ofrecer más dulces ojos, las empresas de tecnología no se olvide de los que prefieren un teléfono móvil compacto con una pantalla alrededor de 4 pulgadas.
Samsung siempre ha sido optimista sobre el segmento de tableta de 7 pulgadas y
Parece que la compañía está preparando para lanzar Galaxy Note 7.
este mes, un modelo con el nombre GT-N5100 había surgido en NenaMark2 y
Ahora se ha descubierto en GLBenchmark. De acuerdo con esta vid
dispositivo podría ser de 7 pulgadas Galaxy Note.
Los puntos de referencia
parecen confirmar que el Galaxy Note 7 lucirá una Exynos 1.6GHz 4412
procesador, un 1280 x 800 Resolución de pantalla y Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
derecho de la caja.
Ahora es un poco demasiado pronto para predecir
si Nota Samsung Galaxy 7 se dará a conocer en el próximo CES
2013 o el Mobile World Congress (MWC), o de hecho cualquier otro momento.
ha logrado saborear el éxito con sus modelos anteriores Nota. Samsung
Galaxy Note II logró vender más 5 millones de unidades plazo de dos meses
desde el phablet comenzó a venderse. En la actualidad, Samsung también ofrece 10.1 pulgadas de Samsung Galaxy Note
800, (también conocido como Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1) para Rs. 39,990 en la India.
no van a ser un montón de expectativas en torno vinculado Samsung
Nota Galaxy 7 cuando se pone en marcha y será interesante ver lo que
Samsung será la estrategia de fijación de precios para esta tablet. Ya hay
rumores haciendo las rondas que Asus y Acer podría lanzar asequible de 7 pulgadas
comprimidos que pronto estará disponible para $99. Con el fin de competir con los
les, Samsung también podría tener que el precio de su tableta de próxima aparición sobre la
Otro interesante dispositivo Samsung que podría ser
presentado en el CES de CMM es Samsung Galaxy S IV. Mientras que el Samsung Galaxy S III se presentó mayo 2012,
hay un montón de rumores de que su sucesor se dio a conocer un poco más temprano
el año que viene.
Sensación de que Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 podría utilizar un poco más ronco? Existe la posibilidad de que obtendrá su deseo. El Galaxy Note GT-N5100 no anunciada ha aparecido en las puntuaciones de referencia con lo que parece ser un Exynos 1.6GHz 4412, mejor conocido como el Exynos 4 Patio variante que se utiliza en la rápida Galaxy Note II. No sabemos que es una pequeña tableta, pero el 1,280 x 800 resolución coincide con el de la Nota Galaxy 10.1 — no es muy probable que Samsung quiere duplicar sus esfuerzos de diseño más recientes. Cualesquiera que sean las dimensiones, la prueba muestra que la pizarra se utiliza Android 4.1.2, y puede ser un modelo celular equipado con ese “kona3g” nombre en clave. Si el GT-N5100 es algo más que un conjunto de puntos de referencia, la verdadera pregunta podría ser cuando lo vamos a ver; no hay garantía de un Galaxy Note tinier en Las Vegas.
El artículo fuente de: http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/24/samsung-galaxy-note-gt-n5100-possibly-caught-testing/
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Galaxy Note users who wish to upgrade their devices with SlimBean Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM may follow the tutorial below. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be responsible for any damage to the device. Users are advised to verify the model number of their devices since the Jelly Bean ROM works only on the Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 but not on any other variant.
1) Download USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note and enable USB Debugging Mode.
2) Back up all your important data.
3) Ensure the device is rooted and ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery is installed.
4) Ensure the battery of the device has more than 80 per cent of charge.
Steps to install SlimBean Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy Note N7000
1) Descargar Slim Bean Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy Note N7000
2) Descargar Google Apps paquete
3) Connect your Galaxy Note to the computer using the USB cable and copy both the downloaded zip files to the SD card of your phone
[Nota: Do not extract any file.]
4) Disconnect the phone from the computer. Then boot into ClockworkMod recovery by pressing and holding Volume Up, Power and Home buttons together until the Samsung logo appears. Then leave all three buttons for half a second and hold them again. You should see CWM Recovery soon. Alternativamente, you may try for Recovery mode without key combination
5) In CWM Recovery, perform a Nandroid backup of your existing ROM which you can restore later. To do so select Backup and Restore; then select Backup again on the next screen. Return to the main recovery menu once the backup is completed
6) Now perform data wiping by selecting Wipe Data/factory Reset then select Yes on the next screen to confirm the action. Wait until the data wipe is complete
7) Using the Power button select ‘Install zip from SD card’; then again press the Power button to select ‘Choose zip from SD card’ and locate the Slim Jelly Bean ROM zip file which you have copied to the SD card. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation by selecting Yes on the next screen
After the ROM is installed, repeat the same procedure to flash the Google Apps package
9) Once the installation process is complete, return to the main recovery menu and select ‘Reboot System Now’ to reboot the phone and boot up into the customised Jelly Bean ROM. The first boot will take some time
Nota: If you wish to return to your previous ROM, then boot into recovery, select Backup and Restore and restore your previous ROM by selecting it from the list.
SlimBean beat 1 custom ROM featuring Android 4.2.1 is now installed and running on your Samsung Galaxy Note N7000. Navigate to Settings About Phone to verify the software version running on your device.
[Fuente: Android Jinn]
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1) Download USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and enable USB Debugging mode.
2) Back up all your important data before proceeding.
3) Ensure the Galaxy Note is rooted and ClockworkMod Recovery is installed.
4) Ensure the device is factory unlocked.
5) The battery of the device should have more than 80 per cent charge.
Steps to install CM10.1 Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on Galaxy Note 10.1
2) Descargar Google Apps paquete
3) Connect the Galaxy Note to the computer using USB cable and transfer both the downloaded zip files to the SD card of your device
4) Turn off the Note. Now reboot into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up and Power buttons together until the screen turns on. Then leave the Power button and continue holding the Volume Up button until you enter CWM Recovery
5) In recovery mode, perform a Nandroid back-up of your existing ROM, which you can restore later. To do so select ‘Backup and Restore’ and select Backup again. Once the action is completed, return to the main recovery menu
6) Perform data wiping by selecting Wipe Data/Factory Reset and confirm the action on the next screen. Wait until the data wipe is complete and return to the main recovery menu
7) Using the Power button, seleccionar ‘Install zip from SD card’ and again press the Power button to select ‘Choose zip from SD card’ and locate the Jelly Bean ROM. Select it using the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen
Once the ROM is installed, repeat the same procedure to install Google Apps package
9) Once the installation is completed return to the main recovery menu and select ‘Reboot System now’ in order to reboot the device and boot up into the customised ROM
CM10.1 based on Android 4.2.1 is now installed and running on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000. Navigate to Settings About Phone to verify the software running on your device.
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Flipboard’s tablet-optimized version of its Android is everything you expect if you’ve ever used Flipboard on another gadget, which is to say it’s awesome. And it’s exactly what other big-time app makers should be doing, but too many aren’t.
The elegant app puts Twitter, Facebook, Rdio, Spotify, Instagram, Dropbox, eBay, Gañido, Foursquare and everyone else on notice: Your Android tablet apps don’t have to suck, and if they do, it’s because you’re lazy. It isn’t that these companies can’t make apps that look as great as they work, it’s just that they chose not to.
Flipboard’s app looks and works fantastically on both 7-inch and 10-inch slates. The stiff board turns seen in Flipboard’s other apps are just as responsive on the Nexo 7 y Microsoft Internet Explorer Nexo 10 tablets we tested the app on. My Twitter, Google , YouTube, Flickr, SoundCloud, Tumblr and Facebook feeds appeared without a hitch. So did articles and videos pulled from dozens of sources around the web. Everything was laid out in Flipboard’s lovely magazine-like user interface — exactly as expected.
The app responds to the various screen sizes found in Android tablets, taking full advantage of the platform’s widescreen displays and perfectly scaling as needed. Flipboard said it spent more than a year working with Samsung to ensure its app works seamlessly on the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note tabletas, but you can also run it on any other Android tablet, including Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes Noble’s Nook.
Flipboard isn’t alone in making a slick Android tablet app. Netflix, Hulu, Plume, Como, Instapaper and Tiny Co. offer tablet-optimized apps that rock. Google has released plenty of design tools for tablet-optimized Android apps and practically begged developers to get on board. And of course Google builds fantastic tablet apps, providing many examples for others to follow.
But Flipboard remains remarkable. The app that Steve Jobs loved on his iPad has lost nothing in its translation to Android tablets and makes full use of their different form factors. This is significant, because it proves once again that good Android tablet apps are possible and gives users the great experience they deserve.
El artículo fuente de: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/flipboard-tablet-optimized-android-app/
Samsung says it’s working “as quickly as possible” to fix an exploit in some of its Android phones, which could allow hackers to gain total control over the device.
La explotar was first reported on the XDA Developers forums on Saturday, and attracted lots of attention from the tech press. It allows malicious apps to control all physical memory on the device, thereby allowing for remote wipes, access to user data and other malicious activities.
All Samsung Android phones based on Exynos 4210 y Microsoft Internet Explorer 4412 processors are vulnerable. Como Android Central notes, that includes the Galaxy S II on Sprint, Galaxy Tab 2, Nota Galaxy 10.1 and certain Galaxy Player models. International versions of the Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II are affected, as well as U.S. versions of the Galaxy Note II, pero U.S. versions of the Galaxy S III are not affected.
En una statement to Android Central, Samsung says it’s aware of the issue and is working on a software update to fix it. “Samsung will continue to closely monitor the situation until the software fix has been made available to all affected mobile devices,"Dijo la compañía.
Although this exploit sounds pretty dangerous, Samsung says that “most devices operating credible and authenticated applications” won’t be affected. En otras palabras, if you’re downloading trustworthy apps from the Google Play Store, you probably have nothing to worry about. (It’s unclear whether Google’s malware scanner, which examines all new apps in its store, is picking up on this new exploit.)
Todavía, the exploit doesn’t look good for Samsung, which just a few months ago had to scramble to fix another software vulnerability. Que security flaw allowed attackers to remotely wipe phones running Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, using only a Web link with malicious code.
Para que quede claro, these are security flaws in specific Samsung phones, not to be confused with general malware such as apps that send premium-rate SMS messages without permission. The common thread, sin embargo, is Android’s open app ecosystem, which allows users to install any software they want. While all Google Play Store apps must pass a malware check, la system isn’t foolproof. Neither is the new built-in malware scanner in Android 4.2 for apps from outside the store.
Which brings us back to the usual refrain: An occasional security threat is the byproduct of having that open ecosystem. That means users should take some basic precautions before downloading an app, like seeing how many users have downloaded it, and what they’re saying about it. As Samsung says, credible applications won’t pose any danger, even for this new exploit. But if a little extra care sounds like too much work, there’s always the iPhone or Windows Phone instead.